Elazığ

Medical student studies at library he once worked as laborer

A medical student is now studying in the very same university's library where he once worked as a construction worker in 2017 in the eastern province of Elazığ.

"I have gained success after real hard work. I am happy, and this is a fantastic feeling," 23-year-old Hasan Coşkun told the Demirören News Agency.

Magnitude 5.2 quake shakes eastern Turkey

A magnitude-5.2 earthquake struck Turkey's eastern province of Bingöl on June 25, according to the country's disaster agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck the Kiğı district at 9.28 p.m. local time (1828GMT).

It occurred at a depth of 15.51 kilometers (9.63 miles) below the surface, it said.

Turkey’s energy map becomes greener as renewables expand countrywide

Turkey's renewables expansion, driven by hydro, wind and solar energies, places the province of İzmir as a leader in wind power and Konya as a pioneer in solar energy, data compiled by the state-run Anadolu Agency reveals.

Of the country's total renewables capacity of 50,990 megawatts (MW), hydropower stood at 31,280 MW, wind power reached 9,543 MW and solar totaled 7,070 MW.

Nomads preserve their ancestral way of life

Nomadic sheep-breeders in eastern Turkey, spending the winter and spring in their tents, continue to preserve the generations-old livelihood they inherited from their forefathers.

In Dedepınari, a village near the city center of Elazığ province, seven families consisting of 35 people eke an existence in harsh conditions far from the blessings of modern technology.

2021 to be year of recovery, reforms for Turkey, says Erdoğan

Turkey is aiming to make 2021 a year of recovery and reforms in various domains, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Jan. 2. 

Addressing the inauguration ceremony of a bridge in the country's east, Erdoğan said the ruling AKP had identified various areas where reforms were needed.

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